Exquisite Mayhem - The Spectacular and Erotic World of Wrestling
Get up close, personal, and sweaty with some of the most famous wrestlers of the 60s and 70s, as well as with the sport's feisty sub-phenomenon known as "apartment wrestling." Pitting voluptuous bikini-clad women against one another in a staged photography set, apartment wrestling is what many a male fantasy is made of. This edition explores the craze with the classic photographs of Theo Ehret capturing the participants' bare breasts and buttocks, long, strong limbs and raw, raging passion. These provocative, performative images are accompanied by an essay on wrestling by Roland Barthes, biographical photos, and an interview with Ehret.